Quality and Electrical Technician in Lake Bluff, IL at ITW

Date Posted: 3/23/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Quality and Electrical Technician performs tasks generally unsupervised which are within his/her abilities. The position derives authority and is totally accountable to the Engineering Manager or to a lead project engineer assigned by the Engineering
Manager. This individual is a lead individual. The individual will be expected to inspect, test and troubleshoot moderately complex machines, electrical systems, and associated apparatus. Operate all types of test instruments and have some experience in the
operation and coordination of electrical systems. This position requires limited supervision.


  • Perform system function tests.
  • Perform all aspects of prototype and V&V testing supporting new product development and continual improvement projects.
  • Perform inspection, testing and troubleshooting of PCBAs (down to the component level), transformers, cables, switches, circuit breakers, protective relays, instrument transformers (current and voltage), metering devices, regulating apparatus, grounding
    and ground-fault protection systems, rotating machinery (motors and generators), motor starters, motor controls, direct-current systems (batteries and chargers), surge arresters, capacitors, reactors and automatic transfer switches.
  • Perform troubleshooting using diagnostic test instruments (e.g. multimeters, oscilloscopes, analyzers, voltage and current probes, differential probes).
  • Develop electrical fixtures and sub-assemblies (may include soldering of components onto PCBs, small pitch surface mount and through-hole).
  • Develop and implement accelerated life testing fixtures to ensure longevity of new product designs.
  • Create wiring and harnesses for prototypes (soldering, crimping, heat-shrinking).
  • Accurately process project documentation and write complete, detailed reports using a computer.
  • Maintain the order / organization of the Electrical Engineering lab.

Job Requirements

Required Experience

  • Graduate of applicable Electrical Technical School or Military equivalent and five years minimum same or similar work experience. OR High school education or equivalent and six years minimum same or similar work experience.
  • Knowledge of the National Electrical Code (NEC) and various industry standards, such as OSHA and NFPA.
  • Good theoretical understanding of electrical power systems and good aptitude for problem evaluation.
  • Read and understand schematics and drawings with little to no guidance, understanding basic building blocks of electrical/electronic circuits and basic theoretic understanding of components function.
  • Hands on experience with soldering, including small surface mount components and small pitch ICs.
  • Hands on experience with making cables and harnesses, using hand crimp tools.
  • Hands on experience with different lab equipment such as oscilloscopes, digital volt meters, current probes and temperature measurement equipment.
  • Complete projects consistently on time, ability to multi-task and prioritize.
  • Able to write detailed reports, using a computer, and accurately process project documentation.
  • Communicate effectively, in writing and verbally, with clients and peers.
  • Good judgment, dependable, supervises projects with technical expertise and good business management skills.
  • Strong computer skills including editing, formatting and using templates in Microsoft Word, use of Internet for standards/products/manufacturer research and operation of computer controlled test equipment.
  • Regularly required to stand, walk, use hands and fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk, hear, and smell. Frequently required to sit, climb and balance. Specific vision abilities
    required by this job include close vision, distance vision, basic color differentiation and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds